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Labiduridae

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Labiduridae, whose members are known commonly as striped earwigs,[2] is a relatively large family of earwigs in the suborder Forficulina.[1][3]

Taxonomy

The family contains a total of approximately 72 species, spread across seven genera in three subfamilies.[4][5] Some well-known members of the family include Labidura riparia, commonly known as the tawny earwig, and Gonolabidura meteor. The family is mostly cosmopolitan, so it can be found around the world.[5] At least two species have been described from middle Cretaceous aged Burmese amber, Myrrholabia and Zigrasolabis.[6]

Description

The family's members are moderate to large earwigs, and are cylindrically shaped with well-developed wings. They have especially long antennae, while some segments can be shorter, and large cerci.[4][5]

Genera

The family contains the following genera:[7]

References

  1. ^ a b "Checklist for LABIDURIDAE". Australian Faunal Directory. Australia: Australian Government: Department of the Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts. 2008-10-09. Retrieved 2009-06-27.
  2. ^ "Discover Life - Dermaptera: Labiduridae - Common brown earwig, Striped earwigs". Discover Life. Retrieved 2009-06-27.
  3. ^ See first entry in external links section for reference.
  4. ^ a b Steinmann, H. (1989). "Dermaptera. Catadermaptera II". Das Tierreich. 105.
  5. ^ a b c "Family LABIDURIDAE". Australian Faunal Directory. Australia: Australian Government: Department of the Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts. 2008-10-09. Retrieved 2009-06-27.
  6. ^ Engel, MS; Grimaldi, D (2014). "New mid-Cretaceous earwigs in amber from Myanmar (Dermaptera)". Novitates Paleoentomologicae. 6: 1–16.
  7. ^ Hopkins, H.; Maehr, M. D.; Haas, F.; Deem, L. S. "family Labiduridae Verhoeff, 1902". Dermaptera Species File. Retrieved 7 January 2017.

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Labiduridae: Brief Summary

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Labiduridae, whose members are known commonly as striped earwigs, is a relatively large family of earwigs in the suborder Forficulina.

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